Documents in World History Vol. 2 : The Modern Centuries - From 1500 to the Present

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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This book offers a range of documents to illustrate characteristic features of key civilizations during major stages of world history - from the beginnings of written records to the start of the modern age around 1500 C.E. - including contrasts and comparisons among major societies. Revised and updated with fourteen new documents and four new visual sources, the fifth edition ofDocuments in World Historyretains its global emphasis while improving its standard selections and political coverage, as well as expanding its coverage of Africa and the Middle East, including Persia.

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Edition
The Early Modern Period
Centuries of Dramatic Change: 1400s 1700s
Global Contacts
The Maritime System
Columbus and others
The Columbian Exchange in the Early Modern Period
Waiting for chapter before determining sub-head
Africa and the Slave Trade
African and Western Interaction
Western Europe and Russia
The Italian Renaissance
The Letters of Petrarch
The Protestant Reformation
The Works of Martin Luther
Protestantism and Women
Conservative and Reformist Views
The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment
New Intellectual Standards in the West
From the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment
Visual Source: Science in Renaissance Art
Peter The Great Reforms Russia
Peter the Great
New Empires in Asia
The Rise of the Ottoman Empire
The Reign of Suleiman
Visual Source: The Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul
Conquering and Ruling India: Babur and Akbar
Mughal Documents
Visual Source: Portrait of Babur
Confucianism and Popular Protest in China
Ming and Qing Documents
Visual Source: Confucian Architecture
Early Modern Japan
Tokugawa Documents
Visual Source: The Art of the "Floating World"
Latin American Civilization
Economy and Society in Latin America
Latin American Working Conditions
Visual Source: Silver Mine at Potosi
Political Styles in Latin America: Colonial Bureaucracy
Don Jorge Juan and Don Antionio De Ulloa
Baroque Culture in Latin America
Samplings of Baroque Culture in Mexico, latter 17th Century
Visual Source: Baroque Church
Sub-Saharan Africa
East Africa and Portugal
Gaspar de Santo Barnadino's Itinerario da India
The Long 19th Century: 1750 - 1914
Western Civilization
The French Revolution and its Aftermath
Classic Documents of the Revolution
Work and Workers in the Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution Documents
Global Contacts
World Migrations: 19th and 20th Centuries
Documents on the United States, Brazil and Manchuria
European Imperialism
Documents by Lugard, Ferry and Kipling
The Russian Frontier Society
John Ledyard on Siberia
Russian Peasants: Serfdom and Emancipation
Russian Documents
The Opium War: China and the West
Correspondence Between China and England
Visual Source: Chinese and British Images of Lin Zexu
Heavenly Kingdom or Reform?: China's Descent
Taiping and Reform Documents
The Meiji Restoration in Japan
Meiji Documents
Visual Source: Photographs of the Meiji Emperor
The 1857 Uprising in India
British and Indian Documents
Visual Source: British Images of the Indian Uprising
Middle Eastern Responses to the West
Middle Eastern Documents
Latin America
Independence and Consolidation of New States (1791 - 1910)
Documents by Jean Jacques Dessallines, Sim=n Bolivar, and Profirio Diaz
Economy and Society of Latin America
PlantationLife in Cuba
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